Tunisia Protests

Tunisians are back on the streets seven years after the Jasmine Revolution

A struggling economy has forced the country to seek a USD$2.9 billion loan from the IMF, on condition that Tunisia lowered public expenditure

Couple’s fate sealed with a kiss in Tunisia

The two have been accused of "public indecency" and resisting arrest by police officers

Tunisian union calls general strike after detention of journalist

The strike is the second in its history, highlighting the government's continued crackdown on freedom of expression in Tunisia.

Assassination of opposition politician sparks protests in Tunisia

Thousands of Tunisians have gathered in the capital Tunis to protest against the assassination of leading opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi.

Tunisia’s ruling party dissolves government after opposition leader’s killing

Tunisia's Islamist Party has dissolved the government and promised rapid elections in a bid to restore calm after protests over a politician's death.

Islamist-liberal clashes continue in Tunisia

Islamist supporters descended on Tunis on Saturday to confront liberal demonstrators rallying against extremism as a new constitution is drafted.

Tunisian revelations

This invaluable archive highlights the proximity between oppression and the rhetoric of liberation

G8 summit pledges $20bn for Arab spring nations

Aid being compiled in Deauville aims to foster democracy and economic growth in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia.

Tunisia gets new premier after new violence

Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi resigned on Sunday and was replaced by Beji Caid Essebsi after protests left five people dead over the weekend.

Zuma: Tunisia-like revolts ‘impossible’ in SA

President Jacob Zuma is confident that South Africa "will never become a Tunisia", he said in an interview published on Thursday.

Tunisians vote with their feet and flee

A month after protests ousted Tunisia's longtime dictator, waves of Tunisians are voting with their feet by fleeing the country's political limbo.


Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders